The 5 main considerations in ensuring IoT security for your business

With an estimated 200 billion IoT devices deployed by 2020, the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. However, it’s important to realise just how precarious IoT security is for businesses in the current landscape. Computers, phones, tablets and any other smart devices, such as digital assistants, can be a point of

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Passwords have had their day: Why we can expect an accelerated shift towards biometrics in 2019

This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the first ever internet transmission in 1969. As we near this milestone, says Andrew Shikiar, chief marketing officer of the FIDO Alliance, contentions regarding privacy and security online abound.

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Okta Identity cloud securely connects JetBlue to its customers

Okta, Inc., the independent provider of identity for the enterprise, announced JetBlue chose the Okta Identity Cloud to support its digital transformation. Okta will enable JetBlue’s migration away from legacy technologies, providing a reliable and secure digital experience for its millions of customers.

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Avaya announces A.I.Connect initiative to boost ecosystem of artificial intelligence technologies for enterprise communications

Avaya announced a new focus with technology partners centered on speeding the development and application of artificial intelligence technologies (AI) in contact centres and unified communications for Avaya customers.

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Companies playing Russian roulette with customer data as 86% of sysadmins admit using basic access control security

Digital identity and credentials expert Intercede announced the results of research into how UK systems administrators, those who manage the operation of computer systems, or those who hold such assess rights are protecting and securing sensitive data within their organisations.

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Avanti Markets feels the heat as it suffers data security breach

Avanti Markets, which owns snack and drink vendor machines across the USA, has suffered a data security breach. The company has admitted that hackers might have compromised not only customers’ credit card accounts, but also the physical biometrics associated with those accounts.

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EMEA report predicts how apps will dramatically change the way we live and work

A report on the future of applications, highlighting major trends and projections that will significantly impact society, has been unveiled by F5 Networks application security and cloud solutions specialists.

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IoT enabling the experience-based retailer

The Internet of Things (IoT) will be pivotal in shaping the experience-based retailer of the future, says Beecham Research in its new ‘Internet of Retail Market Brief’.

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Building the business case for mobile banking security

As part of the smartphone and smart device revolution, mobile banking has become a popular method for people to manage their finances. The benefits of mobile banking are two-fold: users can bank in a more convenient manner and banks can use smartphones as a way to better engage with their customers.

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Greenwave Systems claims a first in voice-activated smart gateway solutions for service providers

Greenwave Systems’ new AXON Platform® for Conversational IoT is a carrier-grade smart gateway that supports a hands-free, voice-activated speaker with a customisable wake-up word and open architecture.

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NXP Semiconductors announces new test bed for enabling broad range of secure services

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced a new test bed for enabling a broad range of secure services on wearables and other connected devices.

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The future is about more than just payments

Starbucks is responsible for developing one of the most successful mobile payments application so far. It has over 16 million active users, accounting for over 25% of in-store sales.

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Revenue from smart audio hardware to increase from $1.4 billion to $5.5 billion by 2020

A new study by Juniper Research has found that revenue from smart audio hardware will more than triple over the next four years, rising from an estimated $1.4 billion this year to over $5.5 billion by 2020.

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The future of customer experience

Increasingly, companies are moving away from a price-led approach in favour of a value-led strategy. One that puts the focus on customer experience. Retaining customers and growing brand awareness are mounting challenges for B2B businesses.

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GlobalPlatform and FIDO Alliance sign a MoU to ease identity authentication

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been agreed between technical bodies GlobalPlatform and the FIDO® (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance. The two industry associations are working to ease FIDO authenticator development on GlobalPlatform-based secure component products.

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The ‘Internet of the Senses’ is on the horizon at Wearable Technology Show 2015

With apparently perfect timing – one day after Apple launched its very own watch to an expectant world – this year’s Wearable Technology Show kicked off at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands. Alun Lewis reports.

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